Meeting the Challenges of the Consignment Industry with Clover™ POS Systems

25 Feb 2016

Colorful jackets on a rack at a consignment shopThere’s a lot going on these days to make running a consignment shop an appealing idea. The vintage style trend in fashion and decorating means there’s a huge demand for second hand goods, and an improving economy is providing an awesome environment in which to open a small retail business.

If you’re interested in opening (or improving) your own consignment or thrift shop, there’s a lot that needs to be done right if you really want to succeed. Luckily, having the right tools at your disposal can make running your shop practically a breeze – like a Clover ™ point of sale system.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the challenges faced by consignment shops across the country and how Clover™ POS systems can help.

Managing inventory and keeping track of consignors – Clover™ POS systems are more than just a cash register. Clover™ terminals are dedicated systems that provide you with the opportunity to browse their dedicated App Market to find the tools you need to run your business right. In the case of consignment shops, there’s MZ Integration’s ConsignAble app, which provides easy tools to manage consignors, sales histories, commissions, plan floor space, and more.

Integrate with Clover’s Inventory app for a comprehensive solution right on your front counter. Custom-designed as consignment POS software, ConsignAble is an awesome asset for any shop owner.

Improving revenue and sales numbers – In addition to helping you manage the business you already have, Clover™ can help you get more in a variety of ways. Clover’s™ App Market has a number of options for social media integration like Hopr and LocalCast, making it easier than ever to reach out to potential customers and consignors alike Ecommerce integration for consignment shops.via social media and other online marketing channels.

Clover™ also offers a number of options for ecommerce integration, so you can sell your goods anywhere in the world 24 hours a day. Nothing like increasing your potential customers by at least a few million to bring in more business!

Paying sales taxes and other housekeeping – No matter what kind of business you’re running, you’re going to have to devote some time to routine hassles like taxes. Fortunately, Clover™ offers tools to lighten this unavoidable burden and free you up to take care of what matters most to you. The DAVO Sales Tax app automatically collects, files, and pays sales tax on every sale, and Commerce Sync eliminates the need for time-consuming data entry by seamlessly integrating your sales numbers with QuickBooks or Xero.

Of course, this is all just a taste of what a Clover™ POS system can do for your consignment store or other retail shop, whether you’re just starting out or a neighborhood landmark. To learn more, get in touch with Turnkey Processing by filling out the form below.

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A close-up of clothes hangers on display at a consignment shop, with mannequins visible in the background